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Tooth From Near Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel

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Spencer

This item was found on Kiptopeke beach, on the southern tip of the Eastern Shore of Virginia.  I collect skulls (not fossils), so was pretty sure this is an herbivore tooth, and bigger than a horse.  It is heavy, like a stone.  From poking around some, my guess at this stage would be a bison molar.  Some kind of large, extinct bison, 

 

I'd much appreciate any discussion, as this is the first fossil of note that I've ever found.

FullSizetooth.jpg

tooth4.JPG

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Fossildude19

Welcome to the Forum. :)

Can we get a straight on shot of the chewing surface?

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abyssunder

It looks like a young adult bison lower m3, to me, considering the length of the crown and the level of wearing in which the stylid is intact.

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Spencer

Here are a couple more photos of the tooth.  Thanks for your help.  

Bison Tooth 2.jpg

Bison Tooth.jpg

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tmaier

Kind of looks like the deer teeth I find.

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